Wednesday, January 20


Automotive, Cruise, GM, News, self-driving

GM and Cruise Leverage Microsoft’s Server Power with Latest Partnership

Crusie, a subsidiary of General Motors, is now partnering with Microsoft to leverage the tech giant's knowledge and cloud infrastructure. Beyond this, Microsoft has also invested $ 2 billion (approximately C $ 2.5 billion) in the self-driving program, bringing Cruise's total valuation to $ 30 billion ( approximately $ 38 billion Canadian). This brings Microsoft and Cruise together for a long-term strategic partnership, but Microsoft will also be able to invest and work with other autonomous companies. This means that Cruise now has access to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, which should aid in the development of Cruise's autonomous driving technology. Cloud technology is important for autonomous driving because it enables cars ...
Apps & Games, COVID-19, News, Toronto

Cell phone data indicates Toronto residents are finally staying home

Toronto residents are reportedly finally staying home. During the COVID-19 press conference Last Monday, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Health Medical Officer, said the city received some unidentifiable smartphone data showing more people staying home. The data represents the week of January 3-9 and shows that home time measures are at 82 percent, up from 87 percent in March 2020. "This suggests that the December 26 shutdown has had some impact on the movement in Toronto," de Villa said. Additionally, Mayor John Tory says he has requested a more detailed look at the mobility data, breaking down the days of the week, the hours of the day, and where in the city to find out where and when people go out instead of staying in. House. I...
Apple, m1 mac, Mac Mini, macbook air, MacBook Pro, News, Tablets & Computers

Some Mac M1 users are experiencing screen saver error that locks computers

Reports have started to emerge that some Mac M1 users are experiencing a strange problem that causes a screensaver to appear randomly and take over the entire computer screen, even if you've never set one up. While MacRumors was the first publication to report on the subject after posts in their forums, there are also reports on Reddit and Apple Support Forums. The flaw seems to primarily affect the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini M1. Has anyone ever seen this? It recently appeared in my secondary account on my new m1 pro. I can't log out unless I go back to the primary account and back to the secondary account. since r / MacOS Interestingly, there is even a user who has encountered the problem with the 16-inch MacBook...
Business, General, News

Netflix surpasses 200 million subscribers and exceeds expectations for the fourth quarter

Netflix has surpassed 200 million subscribers worldwide, the company announced in its fourth quarter 2020 earnings report. In this quarter, Netflix added 8.51 million paid streaming subscribers to reach 203.7 million by year-end. This is up from the six million new subscribers it had forecast for the quarter, a more conservative estimate following the massive surge in new customers seen during the first half of 2020 amid the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. While Netflix's performance in the fourth quarter of 2020 was above expectations, it is still slightly below the 8.8 million net adds that were generated during the fourth quarter of 2019. That said, Netflix notes that it won 36.6 million customers throughout 2020, easily surpassing its previous record of 28.6 million in 201...
Amazon, Manufacturers, News

Amazon will open new facilities in Quebec creating more than 1,000 jobs

Amazon has announced its investment in Quebec with new sorting centers and three delivery stations in the province. Together, these five facilities will offer more than 1,000 jobs with competitive salaries, as well as industry-leading benefits and career growth opportunities from the day they start. Amazon will open its largest sorting center in Couteau-du-Lac in 2021, with a 520,000-square-foot facility that will create at least 500 jobs. The first sorting center has already opened in Longueuil in 2020. It created 500 jobs and a 200,000 square foot facility at 5799 Route de l'Aéroport. Additionally, Amazon's delivery stations in Quebec will open in 2021 and the third in 2022. The first will be located in Laval at 5555 Ernest-Corm...
Apps & Games, Google, Grid, icon density, missing feature, News, pixel launcher

Pixel Launcher’s ‘Grid’ icon density feature missing for multiple users

A relatively minor feature that came as part of December's pixel feature drop has yet to appear for many users. After debuting on the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, Google began rolling out a feature that allows users to customize the density of the icons on their home screen in the Pixel Launcher. However, Android Police reports detected in both Google Product Forums and Reddit on the missing feature on users' Pixel devices. While it may not seem like a big deal, being able to resize the icon grid could help with accessibility by making the icons significantly larger (and therefore easier to see or touch for people who have visual impairments or fine motor control). Reports indicate that apparently any Pixel that received the feature t...
News, Samsung, Samsung Korea

Samsung Korea brings ‘sexy back’ with retro mobile phone headphone cases

Sometimes companies do nice things. On January 14, Samsung introduced its latest pair of truly wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Pro. But what Samsung didn't bring to the main stage of its Unpacked event was its new retro cell phone-like charging case.The cell phone-themed Samsung Anycall T100 or Anycall E700 headphone charging cases scream nostalgia and should bring back memories to a lot of '90s kids - well, at least those who owned cell phones back then. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like Samsung is bringing these trendy cases to Canada. And you'll want to head to a retailer in South Korea to get the accessory for free with the purchase of the Galaxy Buds Pro. Reportedly, some outlets sell it as a gift with the purchase of t...
n10 5g, News, nord, OnePlus, Phones, Telus

Don’t buy a OnePlus Nord if you are a Telus subscriber

If you are thinking of getting a OnePlus Nord N10 5G and are a Telus subscriber, wait for now. MobileSyrup has received reports that the Nord N10 5G is missing the Telus APN number, and a bug is preventing users from adding the number manually. Without this number, the phones cannot connect to your mobile data and are instead locked so that they can only make calls and send text messages. This means there is no web browsing, video streaming, or app downloads unless you're connected to Wi-Fi. If you've already bought a Nord N10 5G and it's on Telus, you can try adding the APN number manually, but if that doesn't work, you'll have to wait for an update that will arrive in February, according to OnePlus. . OnePlus also sent some im...
Deals, gaming, News, playstation, sony

PlayStation Store now offers a ton of games for under $ 30

The PlayStation Store has started a huge sale offering dozens of PS4 games for less than $ 30 CAD. While the deal is called 'Games Under $ 20' in the US, the conversion rate puts some titles above $ 20, but still less than $ 30. See below some of the more offers:You can find the full list of offers here. Sales end on February 4. Image Credit: Interactive IO
Accessories, airpods max, Apple, headphones, News

Apple AirPods Max could suffer from a battery drain problem

Reports of AirPods Max suffering from a battery drain issue have started popping up on Apple support forums, Reddit, and other platforms. While cases of the problem appear to vary slightly, some reports indicate that the battery in expensive headphones drains from 100 percent to between 1 percent and 0 percent overnight, even when stored in low power mode. in your Smart Case. There is a possibility that the issue is related to a recent firmware update, given that most battery drain reports started showing up after the update was released. According to 9to5MacSome AirPods Max owners have found that the following solution can fix the problem, at least temporarily: Restore AirPods Max to their default settingsHold the Digital Crown an...
Business, Carriers, distributel, Internet, News

Distributel acquires Primus and puts it under Canadian ownership

Distributel announced that it has acquired Primus, one of Canada's largest independent telecommunications service providers. In a statement, Distributel said that the acquisition will allow the two companies build a stronger Canadian telecommunications brand offering residential, commercial and wholesale telecommunications services throughout the country. It's worth noting that Primus was previously owned by US-based Fusion Connect, and the Distributel acquisition puts Primus under Canadian ownership. Distributel says it has been wholly Canadian-owned since its founding in 1988. "Adding Primus to the Distributel family will mean more choice, more innovation and better value for Canadians and ultimately a better alternative for our country," said Matt Stein, CEO of Distrib...
5G, Bell, Carriers, Featured, News, Ookla, Rogers, Telus

Telus Ranked as Canada’s Fastest Mobile Operator for Q4 2020 – Report

Telus has been ranked as the fastest mobile operator in Canada for the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the latest market analysis report from Ookla. The Vancouver-based national carrier, which also topped the rankings in Q3 2020, received a speed score of 87.88. To determine speed scores, Ookla measures the upload and download speed of each provider to rank overall network speed performance. Montreal-based national carrier Bell followed in second place with a score of 84.51 and Toronto-based national carrier Rogers came in third with a score of 73.05. The report highlights that among the major mobile service providers, Freedom Mobile had the lowest latency at 27 ms. Roger's flanker brand Fido followed with 28ms and Telus came in third with 29ms. Rogers and Bell comp...